STILL IN THE 1 PERCENT - INFO, LYRICS, STREAMING AUDIO

Still in the 1 PercentSometimes songs just hit me out of nowhere. This one started running thru my head while I was cleaning up the kitchen one night before starting dinner.

If it sounds familiar, well, the tune is from the classic bluegrass song "Long Journey Home" (i.e. "Lost all my money but a 2-dollar bill, and I'm on my long journey home"). I'm trying to learn to play a little bit of mandolin, and I was trying to think of an easy bluegrass song I might try.

I started humming LJH thinking, yeah, that's an easy 3-chorder that I could probably play in G. Then suddenly this lyric started flashing thru the fog. I hadn't even opened the wine yet. I swear.

Please share with your favorite billionaire, congressman, or billionaire congressman.

Credits:
Banjo & Lead Vocal: Rob Bob Palomo
Madolin & Vocal:    Bobby Rob Palomo
Guitar & Vocal:     Bob Bob Palomo
Bass & Vocal:       Robert Bob Palomo

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STILL UP IN THE 1 PERCENT – ORIGINAL SONG LYRICS

by Robert Palomo, singer-songwriter, banjo-centric indie Americana, Folk & Bluegrass music

CHORUS:
Lost all my money 'cept for 2 billion bucks
2 billion bucks, Lord, that really sucks
Lost all my money 'cept for 2 billion bucks
But I'm still up in the 1 percent

Company's losing money but my bonus is secure
My bonus is secure, Lord, my bonus is secure
Others getting laid off but my bonus is secure
'Cause I'm up there in the 1 percent

Time to stash some money in my company off-shore
Start up a couple more, companies off-shore
Time to move some money to my company off-shore
To keep me in the 1 percent

REPEAT CHORUS

I'm going out to buy me a Congressman or two
A Congressman or two, Lord, 'cause that's the thing to do
I'm going out to buy me a Congressman or two
'Cause I'm up there in the 1 percent

I want those Congressmen to cut my taxes some more
If they don't they're out the door
And I'll buy a couple more
I want those Congressmen to cut my taxes some more
To keep me in the 1 percent

REPEAT CHORUS

Well what the hell do I need with a strong middle class?
I kicked their collective ass
Let 'em come and cut my grass
What the hell do I need with a strong middle class?
When I'm up here in the 1 percent

REPEAT CHORUS


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